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Making Connections at IFT and Beyond

IFT – an event that TCG attends each year, including last week in Chicago – is the premier event for us to meet with all of our ingredient clients in one place at one time. It’s also a great way to visit potential new clients and meet candidates we have placed. It is so rewarding to put faces to names of people who have become good friends through purely phone/email conversations! One of the reoccurring themes when talking about talent is that everyone is in need of good people – Sales, R&D, Marketing – you name it, and companies are in deep need. Organizations are becoming more and more interested in how to attract top talent, share their story, inspire people and be competitive in order to

A shift in perspective – how to approach the interview from the other side

Interview time is limited – for both the interviewer and the candidate – so being intentional with that time is essential. When talking with someone about a topic you know well, it can be easy to ramble on about all that you know and everything that excites you about it. But what matters most? What does your listener actually care about? What impression are you giving that person about yourself or your organization? For the candidates… Too many times, people will prepare for interviews by jotting down their most impressive experiences to fire back at the interviewer when common questions are asked. By doing so, the candidates are guessing what might be important to the interviewers by expres

Global Talent Update -- June 2018

Europe, Middle East and Africa The spotlight of the world falls on Germany now more than ever. It has assumed the EU's de facto leadership mantle in the wake of the U.K.'s impending separation from the bloc of nations, and also easily constitutes the continent's biggest economy. Though the picture of that economy isn't perfect, recent data predicts the second quarter of 2018 will show notable progress, despite some contraction experienced earlier in the year. According to the latest monthly report from Deutsche Bundesbank, robust activity in the construction industry would account for much of the projected growth, as would high private consumption and spending by the state. Bundesbank expect

Employment Summary for June 2018

The U.S. saw yet another considerable monthly surge in the size of its labor force in June 2018. According to the Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll across all American industries added 213,000 jobs during the month. This is slightly less than May's tally of 223,000 new positions, but a strong number exceeding the median figure projected by a Bloomberg survey of economic experts, who expected approximately 195,000 jobs added. Although the unemployment rate rose from May to June - coming in at 4 percent after May's remarkably low figure of 3.8 percent - many are attributing this to growth in the labor force participation rate, which most recently

Ensuring Your Company has Strong Leaders, Not Bosses

Are leaders born or made? It's an interesting question that produces a plethora of answers. But here's something that isn't up for debate: People are naturally attracted to leaders. Leaders possess capabilities that can inspire others to become their best, something that business owners eagerly seek in the people they hire and the individuals they currently employ. When you recognize leadership qualities in your workforce, you can't afford to let them get away. As a result, companies are always looking to identify leadership skills within potential hires to ensure they have a strong base of leaders that can drive the organization forward. These skills include the ability to motivate staff an

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